Once you've set up a BeKnown profile, you can view and apply for jobs, see company information, get endorsed, and apply for jobs directly from the app. You'll have an online version of your resume, which can be printed as a PDF. Even better, you'll be automatically matched with jobs, based on the information in your BeKnown profile.
BeKnown users can connect on BeKnown with professional contacts as well as with their Facebook Friends. Job seekers can view and apply for jobs, get endorsed and apply for jobs directly from the app. Even better, you'll be automatically matched with jobs, based on the information in your profile.
What I especially like about BeKnown is that it's for everyone - all levels and types of job seekers. You don't need to be a professional to use BeKnown. BeKnown provides networking on Facebook, regardless of the position you're seeking. In addition, with availability in 19 languages, it's a truly international networking tool.
Another important feature of BeKnown is that it separates personal from professional. Your BeKnown profile is separate from your Facebook profile and it stays that way. You don't have to worry, any more than usual, about your personal life and what you post on Facebook overlapping with your work life.
Get Started on BeKnown
It's easy to get started on BeKnown. Install the app, then import your Facebook profile and photo from your Facebook page. You can also import your profile from LinkedIn or Monster. If your Facebook profile photo isn't as professional as you'd like, and it should be for this app, upload a new photo. Edit your profile to include all your experience and education.
BeKnown Profile = Resume
When you've completed your BeKnown profile, it will look just like an online version of your resume and you'll be able to use it to apply for jobs. That's why it's important to brush up, if it needs it, the information you import from your Facebook profile. Monster users can import their resume from Monster into BeKnown. In addition to your online profile, there's also a PDF version you can print.
Connect on BeKnown
The next step is to connect on BeKnown. You don't have to be Facebook friends to make a connection on BeKnown, but you can, of course, connect with with some or all of your friends, if it makes sense from an employment perspective. Being careful about who you connect with is a good way to keep your professional Facebook profile on BeKnown separate from your personal life. . You'll also be able to invite your connections from other accounts, including Twitter, Gmail and other email accounts, to connect on BeKnown.
BeKnown for Job Seekers
When you're job searching, BeKnown provides active assistance with several job search tools. Monster's job search is built into the app, so you'll be able to search for jobs on Monster from BeKnown. You'll see job openings at your friend's companies, and you'll also see featured jobs.
The featured jobs are automatically matched with your profile, which is why it's a good idea to make sure that your profile is complete and accurate. Monster's matching service provides personalized job leads based on your experience and qualifications.
When you find a job you're interested in, you can either apply now or apply later. When you're ready to apply, there's a one-click process where you'll send your BeKnown profile to the company. You'll also be able to read more about the company on its BeKnown company page. If there's a company you're interested in that doesn't have an opening at the moment, you'll be able to follow the company to see new job openings once they are posted.
Know someone who is great at what they do? Give them an endorsement on BeKnown and you'll earn a badge. The badges you earn will be posted on your profile. When you receive an endorsement, it will show on your profile, as well, once you approve it.
BeKnown for Employers
On the employer side, BeKnown provides company pages and job postings for employers. Job postings are free to list for your 1st and 2nd degree connections, there's a fee if you'd like to expand your posting to reach more job seekers.